Mesocupes zherikhini Soriano and Delclos 2006 (reticulated beetle)

Insecta - Coleoptera - Cupedidae

Alternative combinations: Anaglyphites zherikhini, Mesocupes (Mesocupes) zherikhini

Full reference: C. Soriano and X. Delclos. 2006. New cupedid beetles from the Lower Cretaceous of Spain and the palaeogeography of the family. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 51:185-200

Belongs to Mesocupes according to A. G. Kirejtshuk 2020

See also Kirejtshuk et al. 2016 and Soriano and Delclos 2006

Sister taxa: Mesocupes (Mesocupes), Mesocupes bidens, Mesocupes minor, Mesocupes paulus, Mesocupes primitivus, Mesocupes spinosus

Type specimen: MCCM LH 15122, an exoskeleton (lacking part of legs). Its type locality is Las Hoyas (MCCM collection), which is in a Barremian lacustrine - large limestone/packstone in the La Huérguina Formation of Spain.

Ecology:

Distribution: found only at Las Hoyas (MCCM collection)

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